Read our 2021 annual report
Why Niger? Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 9.5 million individuals affected by extreme poverty. The situation has been exacerbated by a significant influx of refugees, as well numbers of displaced people with the country's borders. Concern implements both humanitarian and development programmes in order to provide basic needs and, at the same time, improve the resilience of local communities.
Niger is facing many challenges
Niger experienced a significant food crisis in 2022 due climate-related events in 2021, including droughts, irregular rainfall and pest attacks.
As the country is highly dependent on agriculture, even minor climate shocks directly affects the livelihood of thousands of households. The country has registered 39% decrease in production for cereals in comparison to the average last five years and as a consequence, the lean season started much earlier than usual in 2022.
Niger continues to face the same major challenges including epidemics, malaria, climatic hazards and people displacement due to insecurity.
Insecurity has led to forced displacement of people within the country and from within the country and from other countries into Niger. There is an estimated 600,000 displaced people in Niger.
Between chronic vulnerability and armed conflicts, more than 2.9m people are currently in need of humanitarian assistance in Niger.
This situation is aggravated by the presence of armed conflicts at Niger's borders (Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Mali) causing massive displacement and increasing vulnerability.
More than 35,000 children were able to undergo health check-ups by the end of March 2022 via community active screening sessions, which were organised as part of the Project to Support Food Fortification in Niger.
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2022 Literacy Awards Program honoree
The Literacy Awards Program has announced that Concern Worldwide is an honoree following the successful implementation of programmes to promote reading and literacy in Niamey, Niger.
How we’re helping Niger
Our response in Niger focuses on tackling the structural causes of extreme poverty through health, nutrition, livelihoods and education support.
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